Ball Trainmaster Pulsemeter II Automatic Watch
Ball Trainmaster Pulsemeter II Automatic Watch
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Ball watches—otherwise known as the official railroad standard—has been in business since 1891. The Trainmaster Pulsemeter II isn’t necessarily railroad themed, but it does have some cues that hint at another era Read More

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cgalny
154
Mar 6, 2018
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I haven't checked prices on this watch, because even though I love Ball watches, and have owned a couple, the gold hands on this model really put me off. Normally I'd pick a white dial over a black one, all other things being equal, but in this case the black dial would be the only version of this model that I would consider.
And the pulse gimmick is ridiculous. But it's a great movement. For those looking for a Ball watch, I'd check some of Ball's other models. They are frequently discounted.
Mar 6, 2018
Massdropbear
139
Mar 7, 2018
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Just being pedantic, but a pulsometer is a legitimate medical tool, if a bit archaic.
Mar 7, 2018
cgalny
154
Mar 7, 2018
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I realize a pulsimeter can be a legitimate medical tool. However, I would think the procedure necessary to determine a reading with this watch would be a bit of a pain in the neck, and probably inaccurate. Besides, this watch is definitely not a popular Ball model, and in my opinion not very attractive.
Mar 7, 2018
Danbo_de_Piano
961
Mar 6, 2018
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kewl watch at a good price. wish i could jump on it but i'm saving towards a restoration project at the moment...shame, sweet deal.
Mar 6, 2018
ObviousMan
35
Mar 6, 2018
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The watch is nice, but it is not much of the bargain at $1800 grey market. They frequently available in the same price range. No clue what happened here with all the watch deals, they are just not so good anymore.
Mar 6, 2018
BruceRe
160
Mar 6, 2018
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After reading the comments below I'll add my two cents. I have both Ball watches and Orient watches. Somewhere in the comments below this is a comparison of the two. There is no comparison. Ball watches are far superior in every way but price. Don't get me wrong, I really like my Bambino, and at $150 it was a bargain. But the superior construction of the Ball is obvious. I love the domed mineral glass crystal on the Bambino, but the anti-reflective sapphire on my Fireman Racer is a noticeable upgrade. Ball bracelets are hard, heavy, solid, and smooth whereas Orient bracelets (at least the one on my Orient Analyst) are nice looking but a bit cheap feeling. Regardless of their ownership, Ball watches are stylish and worth the money. Just like Orient is a bargain (a steal, actually) in the under $200 range, Ball watches are a bargain in their price range.
Mar 6, 2018
augustinus
70
Mar 6, 2018
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I would like to buy it if only it has factory papers and warranty. I don't want this kind of expensive watches without decent papers.
Mar 6, 2018
Omegaman68
433
Nov 22, 2017
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I missed this one somehow. What was the drop price?
Nov 22, 2017
Omegaman68
433
Dec 7, 2017
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Thank you.
Dec 7, 2017
dnoblett
144
Mar 6, 2018
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Now's your chance.
Mar 6, 2018
Bobtodd
16
Nov 16, 2017
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The value of the Ball brand is tanking they are being offered at huge discounts all over the web, no American connection anymore, completely Hong Kong Chinese owned.
Nov 16, 2017
MswmSwmsW
123
Dec 2, 2017
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i just hope that the only people who would care about this this stuff are the ones who didn't buy the watch in the first place.
Dec 2, 2017
Judopony
2
Dec 2, 2017
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Me too. Cheers.
Dec 2, 2017
jackl
8
Nov 14, 2017
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this watch looks amazing, but I have hard time choosing leather or steel, I need some advice.
Nov 14, 2017
lyheng1981
18
Nov 14, 2017
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@jackl Steel for me, you could source some custom handmade leather watch straps elsewhere.
Nov 14, 2017
schroedk
4
Nov 14, 2017
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I was having a hard time, too, but agree with lyheng1981; it'd be easier to buy a leather band to replace the stainless steel vs. the other direction if you decide to at a later date. So I went with stainless steel bracelet with white/silver face. The black leather strap looks great with it, too, though.
Nov 14, 2017
Outtyninja
92
Nov 13, 2017
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This is a really baller watch for a great price - if you didn't get the white dial w/ gold hands you're doing it wrong!
Nov 13, 2017
lyheng1981
18
Nov 14, 2017
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@Outtyninja, too bad this drop excluded the black dial w/gold hands.
Nov 14, 2017
solomon146
104
Nov 14, 2017
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its a silver dial i thought, had that one originaly then i switched to the black
Nov 14, 2017
cgalny
154
Nov 10, 2017
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Wow, this is a really good price for this very nice watch. I have to admit some of Massdrop's watch deals are pretty good (just as many aren't particularly good, however). This is one of the good ones. I could live without the pulse gimmick, but I guess it might come in handy, and if nothing else, more or less makes this model stand out.
It looks like Massdrop may have seen the light because this deal includes a Massdrop one year warranty (two would have been better), without which I would not even consider the deal. Better late than never.
Very very tempting.
Nov 10, 2017
Cloaca
1850
Nov 12, 2017
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The pulse "gimmick" just replaces the tachymeter "gimmick," neither of which anyone uses. And remember, the image of the watch is enlarged from actual size. Only the very young can even read the numbers and words on the outer chapter ring at actual size.
In the end, the chronograph itself is a gimmick. Who can remember how to even use it?
Nov 12, 2017
boozed
278
Nov 14, 2017
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More to the point, how do you forget?!
Nov 14, 2017
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